Figurative Terra-Cotta Revetments in Etruria and Latium; In the VI. and V. Centuries B.C.

Figurative Terra-Cotta Revetments in Etruria and Latium; In the VI. and V. Centuries B.C.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...under Sta. Maria delle Stimmata. It has been described as a horse, but the curious semicircular 1 N.S., 1907, pp. 273, 542, fig. 69;.R.S., iv (1914), p. 184. 1 Bull. Com., 1896, p. 190, pls. xii-xiii, 2; N.S., 1896, p. 326;.R.S., iv (1914), p. 190. " N-5-. 191s.P-7s.fie-1 markings on the flanks apparently denote wings, and the four fragments mentioned as the horse's tail resemble the calyx or bud of a flower, but might conceivably be the pointed tail of a griflin. To this belong fragments of a left wing; the feathers are indicated in relief. The clay is greyish yellow. Height, m. 0-43 X 0-28. VI.-V. Centuries. Colouring.-Cream slip with semicircular markings in cream and black. The " tail " is coloured red and black on cream ground. Wing, cream slip; colour now vanished. (xi) Falerii; " Temple of Mercury," Della Seta No. 12466.1 Fragments of a lateral akroterion with the body of a bird or harpy (now headless). The bird has apparently just alighted upon the projecting angle of the kymation, for its feet are drawn up under it and its wings are still raised and not yet folded against the body. V. Century. Colouring.--The body is cream; the feathers are rendered by small imbrications which all point towards the tail and are outlined black with a red dot in the middle. The wing feathers are also imbrications, outlined alternately red with a black line in the centre and black with a red line. The base is cream with a black line at each outer edge and a red line in the middle. TYPE II--" HORSES " (i) Caere.' The head and forequarters of a winged horse which formed the right lateral akroterion of a temple. The head is delicately modelled, with sensitive nostrils and half-open mouth showing the...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236909097
  • 9781236909091